Schizophrenia

Dysfunctional gene linked to ADHD, schizophrenia identified

Dysfunctional gene linked to ADHD, schizophrenia identified

Dysfunction in a gene that can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression has been identified.

Apr 06, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Nutrient supplements, along with treatment may cut schizophrenia symptoms

Nutrient supplements, along with treatment may cut schizophrenia symptoms

The findings showed that consuming four grams of Taurine -- an amino-acid, found in foods such as shellfish and turkey -- per day reduced psychotic symptoms within just 12 weeks.

Mar 23, 2018, 15:17 PM IST
Treatment for childhood abuse may help schizophrenia patients too

Treatment for childhood abuse may help schizophrenia patients too

People suffering from schizophrenia may now possibly benefit from the effective, sensitive and tailored treatments used to treat victims of childhood abuse, researchers have claimed.

Mar 12, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Falling IQ level in childhood may up schizophrenia risk later

Falling IQ level in childhood may up schizophrenia risk later

However, not all children struggling at school are at risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders, the researchers said in a paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
Schizophrenia patients may benefit from novel therapy

Schizophrenia patients may benefit from novel therapy

Despite treatment with antipsychotic medications, nearly 25 percent of people continue to experience such persecutory hallucinations and delusions. 
 

Nov 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
Drug to treat schizophrenia could cure nerve disease as well

Drug to treat schizophrenia could cure nerve disease as well

This neurodegenerative disease normally leads to a progressive paralysis of the skeletal muscles and, on average, three years after the onset of symptoms, to death.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
This brain chemical is behind all unwanted thoughts

This brain chemical is behind all unwanted thoughts

These are all key symptoms of mental illnesses such as PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, says study.

Nov 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Nearly 80% schizophrenia risk is genetic: Study

Nearly 80% schizophrenia risk is genetic: Study

Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study

Schizophrenia is a primary psychotic disorder while bipolar disorder is a primary mood disorder but can also involve psychosis. 

Oct 03, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
Schizophrenia patients at threefold higher risk of dying

Schizophrenia patients at threefold higher risk of dying

High death rates among people with schizophrenia have also been shown in previous small studies and those from other countries such as Scandinavia and Australia.

Sep 18, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Magnetic pulses may treat schizophrenia patients who 'hear voices'

Magnetic pulses may treat schizophrenia patients who 'hear voices'

The research presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)conference in Paris identified the area of the brain involved in the condition in some patients. 
 

Sep 05, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Microglia are a type of macrophage, white blood cells found throughout the body that can destroy pathogens or other foreign materials.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 

May 24, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

The experts concluded that, for the patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on patients` outcomes or the brain. 

May 07, 2017, 16:19 PM IST
New hormone test may distinguish schizophrenia, depression

New hormone test may distinguish schizophrenia, depression

The results, reported in Experimental Physiology, revealed that AVP release can distinguish schizophrenia from depression.

Mar 14, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Feb 26, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers have revealed that Vitamins B supplements may help in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone.

Feb 17, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

People with depression have risk of suffering from schizophrenia

As the symptoms of schizophrenia are similar to depression, the gene makeup plays an important role

Jan 10, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

"In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence,” the Pak court observed.

Oct 21, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Mental ailments: 15% of Indian adults need help, says report

Mental disorders contribute to a significant load of morbidity and disability even though few conditions account for an increasing mortality.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:38 AM IST